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About the Classic Motor Hub

THE ULTIMATE DESTINATION FOR CLASSIC MOTORISTS

Based at the historic site of RAF Bibury in the heart of the Cotswolds, The Classic Motor Hub has something for everyone on our five-acre site dedicated to classic motoring; we’re experts in sales, storage and transport of classic cars, bikes and modern high performance machines. Our Showrooms are open Tuesday to Friday, 9am – 5pm and 10am – 3pm on Saturdays. The Hub Coffee House and Shop are open Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 3pm and on select Sundays for events.

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THE HISTORY OF THE HUB

The Classic Motor Hub’s home has an illustrious past as an RAF Fighter Command base during World War Two. Initially a Relief Landing Ground for the nearby RAF South Cerney flying school in 1940, it was soon used as a fully-fledged fighter station. It helped protect Cheltenham and the area south of Birmingham, housing No 87 Squadron RAF (Hurricanes) and No 92 Squadron (Spitfires). By the end of 1944, the site had outlived its usefulness as an operational airfield, and RAF Bibury was transferred to Maintenance Command and used for storage until 1950. Today the site’s history is still evident: the Hangar is an original ‘blister’ aircraft shelter and much of the original hardstanding remains in use for our classic events today.

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The People Behind the Hub

The Classic Motor Hub team are passionate about what we do. Our combined knowledge and experience allow us to cater for the needs of any motorists' requirements. Whether you're interested in buying a car, running an event, or storing a car with us, a dedicated member of the team will be able to assist you with their expertise.

Martin Chisholm
Owner & Founder

Martin Chisholm has been an authority in the Collectors Car world for 30 years and has worked for some of the world’s leading auction houses. In this time he has built up an extraordinary knowledge of the market and of individual cars, as well as gaining an invaluable range of global contacts. Martin is now the founder and director of The Classic Motor Hub, where all of his experience and ventures in the classic car world have been brought together on one purpose-built site.

Angus MacCurrach
Sales Manager

Angus MacCurrach set up Hilltop Storage Ltd as a classic car storage and transport specialist in 2004. There he had the pleasure of looking after a number of classic and vintage car collectors, working with many people in the trade, racing and auctioneering worlds. In 2013 Angus teamed up with The Classic Motor Hub Storage, and is now a partner at Classic Motor Hub Sales, specialising in the sale and acquisition of vintage cars and motorcycles.

Richard Wrightson
Sales & Acquisitions Manager

Richard’s love for motor cars began, like many us, at a very early age. Throughout school and university Richard had no doubt about the path his career would take! Said career began at Broughtons Aston Martin in Cheltenham. After Broughtons came the opportunity to begin an exciting career in the world of collector’s cars working for Martin Chisholm Collectors Cars Ltd. He now works alongside Martin and Angus as a partner in Classic Motor Hub Sales.

Nigel Bowen-Easley
Sales Specialist

Nigel Bowen-Easley joined our highly-experienced sales team at the start of 2019, and is the man to speak to about any British marques, particularly Aston and Jaguar. With over thirty years experience, he joined us from a career at Aston Martin Lagonda, however his motoring passion started on the circuit with Lister Jaguar in the 1980’s, both building and racing. He moved on to work for Jaguar and Porsche in London and later Lamborghini, both in the UK and abroad.

William Stoneham
Storage Manager and Sales Specialist

Will joined The Hub in 2018 after graduating from Cardiff University with a first-class degree in Law and German. Will’s analytic and linguistic skills practised at university have complemented his roles at The Hub, allowing him to pay close attention to detailed research and accurate description of the vehicles offered for sale. In addition to being a member of the Sales team, Will runs CMH Storage with assistance from Drew and Colin and is involved with Martin on development projects away from The Hub.

Ben Stinson
Marketing, Social Media & PR

Ben Stinson has been a lifelong petrol-head, heavily influenced by his Father's work within automotive journalism and design at CAR magazine and Supercar Classics. He joined The Classic Motor Hub team in November 2017 as the Marketing & Social Media Coordinator, but manages front of house, all aspects of PR and advertising and is the resident geek!

Maximilien Gagnebin
Sales Assistant

Max has been involved with classic cars since early childhood, very quickly accompanying his Father to many Rallies and Concours d’Elégance. Having completed work experience at Bonhams’ Motoring Department in London, Max went back to his hometown of Geneva to obtain a Bachelor and a Master of Law. He worked for several years as Legal Advisor in an international company and he even trained as a lawyer, however he much preferred the sound of classic engines to the stiffness of the Swiss Courts, and so joined The Classic Motor Hub at the beginning of 2021. When not working, Max can usually be found blasting around in his 1948 Bristol 400 or dismantling the family’s 1959 Facel Vega HK500.

Jasmine Minogue
Events Coordinator

Jasmine Minogue has a range of automotive experience, she worked for Jaguar Land Rover before focusing on bespoke automotive manufacturers and design houses, where she was responsible for all external events, client gifting and client experiences. She joined the Classic Motor Hub team in July 2021 as the Events Coordinator to manage all internal and external events. When not working you can normally find Jasmine on a rugby field or in the pub!

Traci Childs
Events, Accounts & Shop Assistant

Traci has a background in the motor trade, with 16 years of experience at Bentley and Aston Martin. With plenty of experience in customer service roles, she joined us earlier in 2019 to assist with the running of events, the shop and accounts. Whilst not at work, Traci practices kickboxing and enjoys long walks in the countryside, baking and spending time with her son.

Eddie Williams
Workshop Manager

Eddie is our workshop manager and resident 'Stig'. He's somewhat of an expert in vintage cars, and certainly knows how to get the old girls going! When not working on the cars in our care, Eddie can regularly be found participating in Vintage Sports Car Club events in his Austin Seven, Frazer Nash Supersports or any of the other cars he is regularly invited to drive.

Sam Hooper
Workshop Assistant

Sam Hooper's passion for motoring started with a career working within the restoration industry at a young age. After undertaking a mechanic apprenticeship, he moved on to working with more modern cars whilst still working on classics in his spare time. Following 20 years working with newer vehicles, Sam has now returned to his roots and started working with us as a Workshop Assistant in 2018.

Andrew Wilcox
Transport & Storage Assistant

Andrew Wilcox is our Transport and Workshop Assistant, assisting with the movement and mechanics of cars in our care. If you store a car with The Classic Motor Hub or purchase one from us, he may well be the man you see at the wheel of our covered transporter. He has worked in logistics and transport for a number of large nationwide companies, and has chosen to bring his wealth of knowledge and experience to The Hub.

James Page
Editorial Consultant

James Page inherited his passion for motor sport from his father, and was fortunate enough to grow up around racing cars. When studying Journalism at Falmouth College of Arts he also contributed to Autosport and Motoring News, and joined Future Publishing shortly after to work on a range of titles. In 2011, he joined Classic & Sports Car and became editor in 2014. Two years later he left to go freelance, but still contributes to range of titles including C&SC, Octane and ASTON. He edits the monthly magazines of The International XK Club and The E-type Club, and has written a variety of in-depth titles for Porter Press International. He lives in South Gloucestershire with his wife and two children, plus an MG 1300 and Austin Seven.

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